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Tue, Dec 16, 2014

EASA Approves Airbus Helicopters’ China-Based Training And Support Activities

Certifies MRO Activities, FFS

The European airworthiness authority has validated Airbus Helicopters’ flight training and support services in China, endorsing the high quality standards of these operations and their contribution to safety in one of the world’s most rapidly-growing rotorcraft markets.

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Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Draken International Adds Six A-4N Skyhawks To Growing Fleet

Aircraft Acquired From BAE Systems, Brings A-4 Fleet To 14 Aircraft

Draken International, a provider of 4th generation tactical flight support, has completed an acquisition of six McDonnell Douglas A-4N Skyhawks from BAE Systems and has successfully flown these aircraft back to the United States from Germany. These aircraft are in addition to eight A-4K Skyhawks previously purchased from New Zealand, bringing the company’s fleet to a total of 14 A-4 Skyhawks.

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Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Textron AirLand Marks One-Year Anniversary Of Scorpion's 1st Flight

Has Accumulated 266 Flight Hours Including Trans-Atlantic Flight

Textron AirLand's Scorpion has completed its 266th flight test hour, one year after its first flight on December 12, 2013.

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Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Flight School Of Greenville Opens

Offering Training From 'Pinch Hitter' Through CFI

Pilot demand has been in the news a lot lately after Boeing released its' 2014 Pilot and Technician Outlook, a report that predicts that North America will need another 88,000 pilots between now and 2033. A new flight school at Greenville Downtown Airport in South Carolina aims to help fill some of those slots.

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Tue, Dec 16, 2014

MH370: Malaysia Ignored Crucial Evidence, Watchdog Website Says

Sources Tell Fight AirlineRatings.com That Authorities Ignored Satellite Evidence

Critical days were lost in the search for MH370 because Malaysian authorities initially rejected evidence from the British satellite company that the Boeing 777 with 239 aboard was in the Southern Indian Ocean, according to a website that tracks flight safety.

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Tue, Dec 16, 2014

'Super Dell' Disrupts Hearing On Charges Of Chasing An Endangered Owl

Former TV Pitchman And Libertarian Candidate For Governor In Utah Briefly Arrested Before Hearing Began

Dell "Super Dell" Schanze was making his first appearance in court for allegedly chasing an endangered owl with his powered paraglider recently, and it did not go particularly well for the former TV pitchman and Libertarian candidate for Governor in Utah.

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Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Woman Gets $1.12 Million In Photography Case

Had Taken Pictures Of A Military Display Helicopter, Accused Of Being A Terrorist

A woman in New York who had been detained by police for four days after taking photographs of a military helicopter for a website supporting U.S. military troops has won $1.12 million in damages in a lawsuit stemming from the incident.

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Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Heather Cho Out At Korean Air

Hanjin Owner's Daughter Belittled The Chief Steward On A KAL Flight

The daughter of the owner of Korean Airline, who also held positions of authority with the airline, was reportedly upset that she had been served nuts in a bag rather than on a plate while the KAL flight was taxiing for takeoff from New York to Inchon, South Korea. So upset, in fact, that she ordered the leader of the cabin crew to kneel at her feet and apologize for the affront.

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Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Note To Airline Pilots: Don't Let Passengers Fly The Plane

That Holds True Even When The Passengers Are Attractive Celebrities

Here's an example of some pretty bad judgement on the part of a Mexican airline captain. On a recent Magnicharters airline flight between Cancun and Mexico City, an unnamed pilot allowed  23-year-old singer Esmeralda Ugalde and her 19-year-old actress friend Samadhi Zendejas to sit in the left seat of the airplane wearing the pilot's hat.

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Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Horse Racing Organization Sues Air Charter Operation

Breeders Cup Says AirCharter.com Violated Contract

A lawsuit has been filed in Fayette County, KY Circuit Court accusing an air charter operation of violating its contract with Breeders Cup over the transportation if some 60 horse racing patrons from California to Kentucky following the World Championships at Santa Anita Park.

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